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09-05-2021 04:15 AM

Tool and Equipment Auction, Belle Fourche,SD - 2 replies

If interested. A furniture woodworker John English, is retiring and closing down his shop after 40 yrs. Some of you out there may know him from his articles in different woodworking books and magazines over the years. Or from the Woodworking books he’s written. Or maybe taken his woodworking classes. STORE INVENTORY, TOOL AND EQUIPMENT ...

06-24-2021 12:52 AM

Another table saw mishap - 70 replies

Last spring a friend of mine (he’s 72 yrs old) was working in his shop, and cut about a 1 1/2” of his thumb off. Emergency room wasn’t able to reattach it. He wasn’t able to ride his Harley last year because of it. Another person I know from church (about 30 yrs old) working on a jobsite, just cut off 1/2 his thumb, po...

03-29-2021 01:20 AM

Drum sander suggestions - 20 replies

I’ve been comparing open-end and closed end drum sanders. Looking for new, but don’t want to spend $3500 for a 26” Woodmaster drum sander . Or $2700 for the Laguna 25×2. So, I’ve been comparing 12” & 16”, over comparing several belt sanders (open and closed end). In the reviews most of these seem to h...

02-07-2021 07:13 PM

If your looking to get carbide turning set - 1 reply

Just a notification if your looking for a great deal on carbide turning set. Woodcraft has on sale the Rikon four piece set 70-800 for $149, regular price $249. I believe the code is SAWDUST for free shipping this month. https://www.woodcraft.com/products/rikon-four-piece-turning-system-with-carbide-inserts I got a set of these a couple month...

10-18-2020 01:09 AM

Is hickory good for a knife handle - 4 replies

I don’t normally work with knives. A friend dropped off three knives to get sharpened. One has a cracked plastic handle and would like to have the handle replaced. Has a through tang which a metal end cap tightens down the handle and finger guard. No epoxy used in the handle. He’s not particular on the type of wood for the handle. So...

07-22-2020 10:59 PM

Craftsman parts available thru Rikon ? - 1 reply

Was brousing through Rikon Power Tools Inc https://www.rikonparts.com/product/70-220VSR#tab-click-here-for-available-accessories for accessories for my 70-220VSR and came across something interesting. Craftsman part section in the Rikon website https://www.rikonparts.com/category/craftsman-parts. Sure enough, my small 10” Craftsman bandsaw...

05-10-2019 10:35 PM

Shopsmith ER-10 tail stock centers - 8 replies

Was looking at a 1952 Shopsmith ER-10 for sale. The tail stock center point was solid or not free spinning. Can you tell me if it’s suppose to turn. Seems to me if it doesn’t turn, the wood stock spinning would heat up and burn. Does the tail stock point require a bearing for free spinning. Or, is it only to be lubricated to prevent ...

10-24-2018 02:39 AM

Hide Glue differences - 8 replies

I’ve been using Titebond Hide Glue for restoration projects. Can anyone tell me the advantages of melting the hide glue chips in the melting pot, compared to Titebond Hide Glue. I already know what Titebond says in their literature. What’s your experiences between the two. I have yet to experience any issues with the Titebond Hide Gl...


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